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Jakarta Post

N. Sulawesi activists call on govt to publicize Munir report

  • Lita Aruperes

    The Jakarta Post

Manado, North Sulawesi   /   Fri, October 28, 2016   /  03:55 pm
N. Sulawesi activists call on govt to publicize Munir report For the truth -- Munir's widow Suciwati gathers support during a three-day visit to Manado, North Sulawesi, on Oct. 28. (JP/Lita Aruperes)

Various societal elements in North Sulawesi have expressed their support for Munir’s widow, Suciwati, and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) to seek justice for the death of Munir Said Thalib during Suciwati and Kontras’ three-day visit to the province, which will end on Friday.  

“We, members of society and activists in North Sulawesi, are calling on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the head of the government to immediately publicize the results of its fact-finding team’s [TPF] investigation,” said customs and traditions council presidium member Bert Supit on Thursday.

“This release [of the report] has been ruled on by the Central Information Commission [KIP] on Oct. 10, based on an adjudication request filed by Ibu Suciwati, Kontras and the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute via the commission.”

Bert said activists in North Sulawesi had paid close attention to the Munir case because it touched on past rights abuses that the government must resolve.

“The alleged conspiracy and involvement of state institutions in this case must be investigated,” he said.

 “Information in the report must be conveyed to the public. The legal process in Munir’s case really depends on the contents of the report,” he added (ebf)

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